Things To Do Today In London: Tuesday 19 March 2019

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MILLINERY AT MORLEY: In advance of London Hat Week, millinery students at Morley College show off their titfer designs —some of which have been finalists in competitions run by the likes of the V&A — in a free exhibition. A workshop and talk accompany the show. Morley College (Lambeth), free, just turn up, 19 March-18 April

JEWS, MONEY, MYTH: The stereotypes linking Jews and money are explored in new exhibition Jews, Money, Myth. Dating back 2000 years, the show brings together art, film, literature and cultural items such as board games to explore the origins of the stereotype, and debunk a few myths. Jewish Museum (Camden), included in museum admission, 19 March-7 July

BURMA DICTATORSHIP: Three Burmese writers and activists form a panel to discuss what it was like living under military rule in Burma, a country that was under military regimes for almost half a century. Human rights activist Ma Thida, poet and editor Ko Ko Thett and social anthropologist and film maker Dr Daw Khin Mar Mar Kyi all take part. Hatchards (Piccadilly), £10, book ahead, 5.45pm

90 MINUTES: Watch 90 Minutes, a comedy football film produced by Rio Ferdinand and set in Hackney Marshes, as Lea Valley Rangers prepare for the most important match in club history. The screening is followed by a Q&A with Ferdinand, director Simon Baker, and cast members Anton Saunders, Peyvand Sadeghian and Robert Ristic. Genesis Cinema (Mile End), £5.50, book ahead, 6.15pm

WOMEN OF WESTMINSTER: Author and MP Rachel Reeves launches her new book, Women of Westminster, which covers many forgotten MPs dating between 1919 and 2019. She chats to fellow MP Jess Phillips, and the talk is followed by a book signing. Waterstones Tottenham Court Road, £21/£6 (without book), book ahead, 6.30pm

CHAMBER MUSIC: Enjoy an evening of live music courtesy of the South East Schools' Chamber Music Festival Concert. Students from across London and the South East perform, having been chosen as the best in their age range. St John's Smith Square (Westminster), £10, book ahead, 6.30pm

Grab your movie buff mates for the film quiz

IRISH WHISKEY: The St Patrick's Day celebrations continue in Peckham, where Irish whiskey brand Roe & Co. hosts a craft workshop followed by a whiskey tasting. Learn how to lino print your own cotton tote bag, before getting stuck into the good stuff. Peckham Levels, free, book ahead, 7pm

HUMAN MARTIAN: Find out about humanity's attempts to establish a colony on Mars. Polar explorer Adrian Hayes, Chair of the Space Environment Working Group, Iya Whiteley, and Jill Stuart, expert in the politics, ethics and law of outer space exploration, all share their thoughts on how humans will live in this new era. Royal Institution (Mayfair), £16/£10/£7, book ahead, 7pm-8.30pm

STORYSLAM: 'Impossible' is the theme of this month's Moth StorySLAM, a storytelling night where anyone's welcome to take five minutes on stage to tell their tale. Not one for public speaking? Just enjoy the show and watch others do their thing. Rich Mix (Shoreditch), £12, book ahead, 7.30pm

GEORGE ELIOT: You may not know the name Marian Evans, but you probably know her pen-name, George Eliot. Professor Rosemary Ashton talks about the author's life, from The Strand, to Regent's Park to Chelsea, and finally, her burial in the cemetery where the talk takes place. Highgate Cemetery, £9/£7, book ahead, 7.30pm-9pm

DIAGNOSIS UNEXPLAINED: London Fortean Society hosts writer Thomas Morris to talk about some of the weirdest and most inexplicable case studies to appear in medical journals throughout history. Probably not one for the squeamish, as examples include a patient who had a family of slugs living in her stomach. Yum. The Miller (London Bridge), £5/£2, book ahead, 7.45pm

Tube ponderings with Barry Heck

Our resident tube fancier dishes out daily thoughts on the London Underground.

I’d like to recommend a book today. Mark Mason’s Walk the Lines is a joy for anybody who loves the tube... and exploring our city. As the punning title suggests, Mark walks the route of every Underground line (above ground), noting local curiosities and piling on the trivia. Here’s our review from 2011. Follow Barry Heck on Twitter @HeckTube.

Good cause of the day

Head to Backyard Comedy Club in Bethnal Green tonight for an evening of laughs raising money for disability charity Leonard Cheshire. Adam Hess, Ken Cheng and Suhk Ojla are all on the line-up. Find out more and book tickets.

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